Margaret Green, 80

Margaret Louise Green, age 80, of Athens, died Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Florida Hospital of Zephyrhills following a long illness.  

She was born in Albion, Mich., on Nov. 11, 1928, the daughter of Nelson F. and Eleanor Ludlow (Dean) Bornor.  Margaret graduated from Athens High School in 1946 where she was valedictorian of her class.  She later graduated from Grace Hospital School of Nursing in 1949 as a registered nurse.  

Margaret was married to Carl Green on June 21, 1950.  They resided in Mendon for over 30 years where Margaret was a Girl Scout leader and Sunday school teacher.  She was  employed at Leila, Grace, and Three Rivers hospitals before going to work for Doctors Smith and Bradley at the Colon Clinic.  She worked there for 25 years, retiring in 1988.

In her spare time, Margaret enjoyed sewing, quilting, reading, and golf.  She and her family were hosts to two foreign exchange students in the early ’70s, and were instrumental in the construction of the John Green Memorial Track at Mendon High School. Following her retirement she and her husband wintered in Zephyrhills where Margaret ran the park Blood Pressure Program for 12 years.  

Margaret is survived by her husband of 59 years, Carl;  a son, Daniel Green (Gayle) of Portage; two daughters, Deborah Austin of Athens, and Laura Green of Battle Creek; seven grandchildren, Lisa Loker (Chris), Ryan Austin (Melissa), Brent Austin (Deanne), Monica Green, Jeremiah Green (Jill), Samantha Green, and Elizabeth Green; six great-grandchildren; two sisters, Kathleen Danville and C. Lenore Fuller; one brother, William Bornor; nieces and nephews; and former foreign exchange students, Juhani Jarvi and Marlene Luyten. She was preceded in death by a son, John Green in 1970; a daughter, Barbara Ann Green in 1978; a son-in-law, Kenneth Austin in 2004; a brother, Maurice Bornor; and a sister, Betty Warren.

The family will receive friends from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday at the Eickhoff Funeral Home in Mendon.  Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with Rev. Ward D. Pierce officiating.  Burial will be in Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta, Mich., at 2:30 p.m. Friday.  
Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association, or the Kidney Foundation.

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